@ Your Library
by Beverly Ewart
October is a month of gathering shadows, yet the days are aflame with vibrant color. October is a month when we hold up death and life, side by side, to remind ourselves to number our days that we might gain the wisdom we need for living them well.
Gathering shadows speak of mystery, and a good mystery is a celebration of life! Here are a few of my favorite, wise, mystery authors:
Imogen Robertson grew up in Darlington, studied Russian and German at Cambridge and now lives in London. She directed for film, TV and radio before becoming a full-time author and won the Telegraph’s ‘First thousand words of a novel’ competition in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness, her first novel. Her other novels also featuring the detective duo of Harriet Westerman and Gabriel Crowther are Anatomy of Murder, Island of Bones, and Circle of Shadows. She has been short-listed for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger twice and is married to a freelance cheesemonger. - from Goodreads
Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in the county of Kent, England. Following higher education at the University of London’s Institute of Education, Jacqueline worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the UK. She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and while working in business and as a personal / professional coach, Jacqueline embarked upon a life-long dream to be a writer. Jacqueline is the author of the New York Times bestsellers A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, Among the Mad, and An Incomplete Revenge, and other nationally bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs, which was also nominated for the Edgar Award for best novel and was a New York Times Notable Book. - from Goodreads
William Kent Krueger was raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, and briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is an attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves. Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five novels were all New York Times bestsellers. "Ordinary Grace," his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. - from Goodreads (Ordinary Grace was one of my all-time favorite novels, and I am currently reading his novel This Tender Land - which seems to be shaping up to be another favorite! - Beverly)
Fall Children’s Programming:
Toddler Storytime for 18-35 months and a caregiver. No registration. Monday mornings 10:30-11:00am. Involves books, flannel board stories, finger plays, music, and a craft activity.
Baby Storytime for 0-18 months and a caregiver, no registration needed. Tuesday mornings 10:00-10:45am. Books, bounce rhymes, songs, finger plays, and social/play time.
Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds and a caregiver. No registration is needed. Meets Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am. Involves books, flannel board stories, songs, fingerplays, movement, and crafts.
Junior Writers Group for ages 8-12 meets the second and last Thursday from 3:30-4:50. No registration is needed. Children brainstorm on a given theme, write and perhaps illustrate a short story, and share it with the group if they wish.
Anime Club. Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary. Currently watching Mob Psycho 100. NOTE: Anime Club will take a break on October 4th.
Chess Club: meets on Mondays from 5-7. All skill levels welcome.
Game Club now runs on Mondays from 3-5pm. Stop in at the library and try your hand at any of our multitude of games!
Adult Programs: The Canton Free Library will continue to offer opportunities this fall to participate in vehicular mayhem through play of the game Gaslands! We will be hosting Gaslands! sessions on the main floor of the library on the 2nd and last Wednesday of each month from 5pm-8pm, with fall dates scheduled for October 9, October 23, November 13, November 27, and December 11.
On Wednesday, October 23, from 6pm-8pm, we will start offering a knitting and stitchery club that we are calling The Stitchuationists. All are welcome. Mini-lessons & beginners help will be available.
Hours: Canton Free Library (phone: 315 386 3712) is open Monday 9:30am - 8pm, Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm, Wednesday 9:30am - 8pm, Thursday 9:30am -5pm, Friday 9:30am -5pm, and Saturday 10am-3pm. Please note that the book drop remains open 24/7 for returns. Rensselaer Falls Branch Library (phone: 315 344 7406) is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3pm -6pm. Morley Branch Library (phone: 315 379 0066) is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1pm - 4pm and Wednesdays from 3pm-6pm.
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October is a month of mystery @ your library!